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BMW 435i review by Automobile Magazine

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...2014_bmw_435i/

the 435i drives more than ever like the satisfying sports coupe that it always has been, with pitch-perfect ride-and-handling balance. It's as smooth as a George Clooney pickup line on imperfect roads and as sharp as one of his Italian suits in the corners, with just enough compliance to enhance the feedback and sufficient mechanical grip to give the best two-seat sports cars a run for their euros.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-26-2013, 08:44 AM
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I can understand the smooth part of the description but how Chris Harris describes it is completely different. There is just no edge to driving the 4 series I believe he had the 435i maybe it would be a different experience if he had the M4.
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Just depends on which model you go for I guess. I wouldn't question it's performance capabilities but if you wanted an all out aggressive performance handling coupe the M4 might be the best one for that particular need. Does any know if the M4 will be breaking in to the 500hp mark?
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Just depends on which model you go for I guess. I wouldn't question it's performance capabilities but if you wanted an all out aggressive performance handling coupe the M4 might be the best one for that particular need. Does any know if the M4 will be breaking in to the 500hp mark?
No info about the M4's hp has been disclosed yet but If I had to guess I would say most likely in the mid 400. One thing that was mentioned is that the M4 will not be inheriting the v8 powerplant from the previous M3 platform.
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Yeah I read from bmw blog that they will be dropping the v8 motor for a new inline six cylinder with an estimated 440hp. Not sure if it will be turbocharged though. They also mentioned the M4 will be lighter from all the carbon parts compared to the previous M3.l
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It's as smooth as a George Clooney pickup line on imperfect roads and as sharp as one of his Italian suits in the corners
haha best analogy ever to describe a car! Maybe one of can pick up stacy kiebler with the 4 series lol
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I think the suspension and steering have been softened on the new 4 series compared to the older 3 series.

That is making the 4 series feel less sport and smoother.

I am waiting on the M4 to see if that still feels like an existing E92 M3 in terms of driving feel.



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I think the suspension and steering have been softened on the new 4 series compared to the older 3 series.

That is making the 4 series feel less sport and smoother.

I am waiting on the M4 to see if that still feels like an existing E92 M3 in terms of driving feel.
Maybe there is a new focus on the 4 series to make it more smoother to suit the new class. This is understandable for just the 428i and 435i. Since it was mentioned that the M4 will have an 80% difference compared to the lower model variants. The M model focuses on attacking the turns differently.
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From my understanding the M4 will have completely different suspension components including different dampers, rear sub frame, gusset plates and stronger supporting parts. Even with those upgrades the M4 will be much lighter because of the types of materials used.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-26-2013, 10:27 AM
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For me the 428i or 435i would be enough to get me by. The M4 is just out of reach for me because of the price.

Plus I enjoy the smooth ride for the commute rather than the harsher suspension from most M models. This will be my all year round commuter anyways.
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